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Apple Faces Patent Lawsuit Over iPhone’s Battery Technologies

Joe Rossignol:

Somaltus, LLC has filed a complaint against Apple today in an Eastern Texas district court, accusing the iPhone maker of infringing upon its 2010 patent related to complex battery technologies. The small Frisco, Texas-based firm also filed lawsuits against Asus, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba over the same patent.

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Specifically, it appears that the infringement claim at least partially relates to the iPhone’s process of charging in fast-charge mode until the battery reaches 80% capacity, and then adjusting to trickle-charge mode above 80% capacity.

Wasn’t Apple doing that with PowerBooks in the 90s?

2 Comments

If people keep filing patent suits in Texas because of their friendly courts, eventually tech companies are just going to stop selling their wares in Texas…

I certainly remember my 2003 iPod advertising a quick charge capability.

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